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Make the most of your visit to SE Arizona by hiring Richard Fray, a professional southeast Arizona birding guide, to take you to the right places and show you the right birds. Whether you’re new to bird watching or a veteran birder, your Arizona birding experience will be greatly enhanced with the help of someone who knows the birds, and how to find them.

Based in Rio Rico, Santa Cruz County, Richard Fray has lived and birded in southeastern Arizona for more than 14 years, guiding full time for the last seven. Subject to availability, you can hire Richard by the day at very reasonable rates.

Southeastern Arizona has some of the very best birding in North America! With its tall mountains, vibrant canyons, rolling grasslands and lush desert, it’s also a region rich in natural beauty. Comfortable lodgings, easy transport, great food and warm weather all make for the perfect birding vacation.

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Birding in Southeast Arizona

I’ve included a whole section of valuable information for birders visiting Arizona.


Latest Arizona Birding Blog Posts

A cold but delightful day of birding in Pima and Santa Cruz Counties.

Rufous-winged Sparrow

An excellent day of winter birding around Patagonia and Sonoita, with 79 species.

Gambel's Quail

A very pleasant day in mostly Santa Cruz County, despite strong winds and overcast skies.

Inca Dove

An excellent day exploring the Santa Cruz Flats in Pinal County, even in gale force winds. At least we avoided the rain today.

Sage Thrasher

A good morning in the Santa Cruz Flats, finding some target species and missing others.

Sprague's Pipit

Sparrows were front and center today among a decent winter haul of 77 species in Santa Cruz and Pima Counties, without visiting any water sites.

Five-striped Sparrow

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